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That was a very small article... makes it difficult to say whether or not the study itself was compelling. I searched the Journal of Pediatrics (possibly the wrong one?) and couldn't find the study. I also went to the site for the Scottish Cot Death Trust but couldn't find a reference to it there either. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, I just would like to see the study, rather than just a very short article about it. It is interesting and often very informative to see how the studies are conducted. It also struck me that the conclusion was drawn for babies under 11 weeks, especially when earlier studies have shown the mean age of SI death in non-bedsharing infants to be 12.7 weeks while in bedsharing infants to be 9.1 weeks (see link below).http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ode=pediatrics
By the way, I don't think it was your intention, but beginning you post with "Flame away" seems slightly inflammatory. Also, your comment about AP and "current 'movements' in infant-care" reads in a slightly condescending way by categorizing then trivializing the parenting philosophy most people on this board embrace. A lot can be lost in non-face-to-face communication...
Anyway, thank you for sharing the pointer to this article. I hope people join in this thread - infant studies are so interesting to discuss.
eta, I type slowly. People *have* joined this thread in the meanwhile!!!